Neuromotor Systems Laboratory
Our Goal
To understand how the nervous system learns, interacts with, and takes advantage of the properties of the musculoskeletal system and the external environment to achieve task goals. We are particularly interested in understanding how age-related changes in the neuromuscular system contribute to decrements in movement performance and stability.

Our Approach
To achieve our goal we perform behavioral experiments in a virtual environment. This affords precise control over human-environment interactions and accurate manipulation of sensory feedback. Neurophysiologic measurements are used to gain insight into nervous system function. This empirical work is complemented with mathematical modeling and computer simulation.

Our Impact

The knowledge gained through our research will aid in the development of innovative techniques for improving mobility and function in healthy older adults and those with neurological diseases/disorders, which will increase quality of life and extend independent living.

© 2012 Christopher J. Hasson